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Gujarat State Human Rights Commission
Gandhinagar, Gujarat

RTI Act 2005: - Pro Active Disclosures

GUIDELINES FOR THE OFFICERS DESIGNATED AS STATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER UNDER THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 [English] [Gujarati]

1. PARTICULARS OF GSHRC’S ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES 

The Gujarat State Human Rights Commission was set up in the year 2006 under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The GSHRC has the following constituent Divisions: -

a. Legal Wing: 

It deals with the matters relating to human rights violations either on its own or on a request by a party, provides hearing to the parties in appropriate cases depending upon the facts and circumstances of each case. 

b. Investigation Wing:

It deals with the matters/cases entrusted to it by the Commission including custodial death and finding facts from state authorities regarding cases of alleged Human Rights violations and conducting sport enquiries.

c. Administration Wing:

It deals with the overall management of General Administration, Establishment, Coordination & International Issues, Accounts.

An important function is to create human rights awareness through print/electronic media, website and printing of various publications, advocacy materials etc.

It also deals with need of training in the different categories of officials and non-officials, institutions/ organizations etc. Networking with national/state level institutions (both Government/ Non-Government/ UN institutions) etc.

The administration wing deals with the matters relating to Policy, Research, Projects and Programme such as Food Security, Women Education. Quality Assurance in Mental Hospitals, monitoring of working of Protection Homes, Jails, Bonded Labour etc. 

It also deals with the preparation of software programmes for the Commission.

2. THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES: 

The Commission functions as per the powers given to it under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

3. PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY: 

The channel of submission generally is as under,

In the administration wing, the cases are, generally, processed at the Section level and the files are submitted to Joint Secretary/ Secretary/Member/Chairperson, as per the requirement of each case. 

In the Legal wing-  channel of submission generally is as under,

1

Civil Cases (Including Suomotu)

Section > Dy. S.P.> Joint Secretary> Registrar> Secretary >  Member/ Chairperson

2

Criminal Cases  (Including Suomotu)

Section > Dy. S.P.> Joint Secretary> Registrar> Add. D..G.P.>  Member/ Chairperson

The Investigation Wing under Addl. DGP carries out field enquiries and investigations as per need.

4. NORMS SET BY GSHRC FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS:

The complaints are prioritized and efforts are made to deal with the cases as expeditiously as possible in accordance with the rules, regulations and other instructions issued from time to time. 

5. RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY GSHRC OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS: 

The Commission discharges its functions in accordance with the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals etc. issued by the Govt. of Gujarat and the Commission from time to time. And also as per the mandate given to it under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. They are the following: 

6. STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY GSHRC OR UNDER ITS CONTROL:

Details of all the publications of the Commission are available on the web site. The documents held by the Commission include relevant files on subjects dealt with in the Commission and service documents of its officials. 

7. PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF GSHRC’S POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF; AND STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS GSHRC’S PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS ADVICE: 

The Commission holds public consultation with NGOs on important issues. Similarly, it also holds public hearings on important Human Rights issues. Members of the public have free access to the commission for ventilating their grievances for any human right issue under the PHRA, 1993. 

8. STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE ETC. 

List of Core Groups/ Expert Groups set up by the Commission are available on the web site. 

Court decisions are in public domain. 

9. DIRECTORY OF GSHRC ’S OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES: 

It is already available on the web site. (click here)

10. MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS. 

The officers and the employees in GSHRC are being paid monthly remuneration in their respective scale of pay as mentioned in the GR (Para 5 (c) above) Click here

11. THE BUDGET ESTIMATES, REVISED ESTIMATES VIS-A-VIS EXPENDITURE SINCE INCEPTION OF GSHRC: 

Year wise Budget Estimates, Revised Estimates and Expenditure [Click here for details]

12. THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES:

There are no subsidy programmes being implemented by the State Commission.

13. PARTICULARS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS GRANTED BY IT:

None

14. DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY GSHRC, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM:

All information pertaining to the State Commission is available on the GSHRC’s website: https://gshrc.gujarat.gov.in

15. PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE.

Reception Centre has been set up by the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission

16. How to get information concerning GSHRC under Right to Information Act, 2005. 

  • a) The Application for information can be submitted accompanied with IPO/DD/Cash for Rs.20/- drawn in favour of GujaratState Human Rights Commission, Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
  • b) Public Information Officers:

    Assistant Public Information Officer

    Sr No. Name Designation Details
    1 Shree R. H. Dataniya Section officer For RTI Application

    Public Information Officer

    Sr No. Name Designation Details
    1 Shree G. R. Goswami Under Secretary For RTI Application

    Appellate Authority

    Sr No. Name Designation Details
    1 Shri P.L.Panchal

    Joint Secretary.

    For RTI Appeals

17.Information relating to official tours of Chairperson/Members/Senior Officers of the rank of the joint Secretary and above, as per requirement of the RTI Act.

18. Chairperson and Members (Salaries, Allowances and other Conditions of Service) Rules, 2014 (click here) English Gujarati

Note:- For further details kindly contact Gujarat State Human Rights Commission, Karmayogi Bhavan,
Block No.1, Sector-10/A, Gandhinagar-382010
Website: https://gshrc.gujarat.gov.in
E-mail : ds-hurc@gujarat.gov.in
Phone No: 079-23257546 Fax No. 079-23257596

Disclaimer: GSHRC is not responsible for any inadvertent error that may have crept in the information being published on NET.

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